MAYOR Isko Moreno yesterday vowed to lead the city of Manila to progress, adopting the style of famous world leaders like Singaporean head Lee Kuan Yew and Martin Luther King, Jr.
In his speech at the St. Scholastica’s College in Malate, Moreno laid down his priorities for his first three years in office — health, education and housing.
Saying he will emulate Lee, Moreno said he was inspired with how Lee transformed Singapore into a first class country from being a third world country when Lee prioritized education for his countrymen.
Moreno added that progress is achievable if the people are healthy. And having a shelter to live would also make the people become productive.
As for Luther King, Moreno said King was known for his compassion as a civil rights leader and he will adopt this style to balance things in his administration.
Moreno also thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for commending his effort in clearing the streets of Manila of obstructions. He said Duterte is his inspiration when it comes to political will.
Meanwhile, nearly 2,000 minors have been rescued off the streets of Manila when the curfew ordinance was implemented.
Special Mayor’s Reaction Team (SMaRT) chief Maj Rosalino Ibay, Jr. reported to Moreno and Manila Police District Director BGen Vicente Danao, Jr. that 1,998 were rounded up.